Job Description

Physician Assistant w/ CT Surgery Experience
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

TMCH is currently recruiting for a surgical physician assistant to aide the surgeon prior, during, and after the procedure.  In addition, the SPA will help prepare patients for surgery, monitor vitals and help to monitor the recovery process once the patient leaves the operating room. The PA will assist with 50-55 cases per month along with the 3 surgeons. We also support structural heart cases, specifically TAVR procedures in the cath lab. 

Candidate must have at least 1 years' experience as a PA in an acute care environment performing cardiac and thoracic procedures. 



Examine patients, prescribe medicine, and order diagnostic tests.

Assists in discharge or chronic planning and patient education regarding expectations for recovery and illness.

Orders labs and x-rays per protocol and ensures the results are viewed and acted on under the guidance of the physician.

Completes physical exam, including past history, major medical intervention, medication history, and pertinent family history.  

May perform urgent procedures including intravenous or arterial line placement, chest tube placement and bronchoscopy in an emergency situation and after contacting attending physician.

Reviews all scheduled patients on a weekly basis with the physicians or surgeons to ensure completeness of evaluation.

Performs history and physical exam on any direct admission or transfer when no resident is available.

Documents each patient visit including findings, outcomes, and course of treatment.

Dictates history and physical according to TMC standards of time and format.

Documents medical information as provided by reference source and physician.

Confers with supervising physician regarding difficult and complex issues of patient care.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards. 

Performs related duties as assigned.

Operating Room:

Assists the surgeons in the management of general surgical patients, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of the surgeon.   Works closely with and assists surgeon in providing quality, efficient, ongoing, cost-effective care in-patient, out-patient, and within the operating room setting under the direction of the supervising physician. Serves as first or second assistant to the surgeon in the operating room involving opening and closing, and other procedures which require assistance, such as suctioning, tying, stapling or suturing.  Prepares radiology imaging in the room at the start of the procedure, operates imaging system and cameras to provide adequate visualization of the operative field for the surgeon procedures.  Completes daily rounds on all patients including physical exam, review of labs and medications with written documentation.  Orders daily labs and chest x-rays per protocol and ensures the results are viewed and acted on under the guidance of the supervising surgeon.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Nursing, completion of an approved nurse practitioner program, or completion of an approved physician assistant program, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.


EXPERIENCE:  Must have CT experience and preferably 1+ years' experience with endovein/radial harvesting experience. 

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: A current Physician’s Assistant license in state of Arizona and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and DEA certifications required. Dept Specific: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

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